Whilst at work recently i came across what initially seemed like another kids custom gear site. But Mooo was so much better than anything i'd seen.
They have awesome blackboard wall stickers in woodland animal shapes that i'd love to turn into a noticeboard on the fridge.
Still on my woodland animals obsession (all about the squirrels for me, Miss Cath has a thing for mooses). They have lovely wooden box sets of Schleich critters, with a colourful printed top and all the info/rollcall under the lid.
And i haven't even shown you all the cute customised stuff they do with monkey, bird, dragonfly and alien motifs.
I'll let you know if i get around to ordering something from them, though i'm having a hard time deciding what i want...
We have a soft spot for cephlapods in this house, be they opening a jar and solving a puzzle or lightly dusted in salt and chilli and deep fried.
Found via NotCot.Org is the interactive colassal squid builder from Te Papa the museum of NZ So many possible squids to build and fill the oceans with...my first is named Cyril.Here he is swimming about with the help of my mouse, he is kinda floppy but charming nonetheless. It looks like i can visit him often and see what he is up to, so far he has fought with a vampire squid and made friends with a scientist. He only weighs 1kg but i expect him to I'm tempted to make some friends for him.
ok lets try this again and I'll get the idea right this time...I'm attempting to participate in Color me pretty: blue monday at Curious Bird Am running late and was a bit off track but here is my blue pic from my kitchen.
So when you know the right people who do favours for Vice Magazine/Puma they get you freebies to see The Hives doing a covers only set at The Metro on Monday night. We'd seen them before and found them to be most entertaining (and cute to boot) so knew we'd be in for a good night. I'm rather partial to my Swedish music at the moment so the timing was great for another dose of rock and/or roll in sharp black and white suits. The crowd was mighty fine (we felt neither too old or too young) and we scored a great spot near front of house with space to see & move as needed. Mr Blue-eyes managed to sweet talk his way past the bouncers with his Canon 40D and big f-off lens. This pic was an awesome fluke, you can see the rest of the gig here.
I'm a chronic frugal hoarder. Since living with Mr Blue-eyes I have attempted to reform my ways but the kitchen has been a challenge. As fun and beneficial as it was working for a food magazine when I did I would bring home soooo much stuff. Stuff the test kitchen was getting rid of, promotional product sent in hope of write-ups and being the gate-keeper everything passed through me who hated seeing anything useful going to waste. The upshot is that our pantry (and fridge for a time) became full of multiple jars of pickled chillies, a veritable bushel of dukkah and assorted other exotic products. Well some things keep and some things don't - this NY Times article (via Curious Bird) is a good way to gain perspective on what you really need and don't need in the pantry. And yay for more unprocessed foods. We'll be using this next time we're in the stupermarket and are tempted to buy something over processed or some kind of dessicated herb etc.